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    Switchblade cable routing

    I was wondering how you guys route read derailleur and rear brake cables. I seem to be getting some funky cable rub, on my legs! Is my housing a little too long maybe? When the suspension compresses the cables bend out and rub on my legs while i'm trying to pedal. I real pain. Its not like it is impeding my riding, just an annoying little something i'd like to fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penn State
    I was wondering how you guys route read derailleur and rear brake cables. I seem to be getting some funky cable rub, on my legs! Is my housing a little too long maybe? When the suspension compresses the cables bend out and rub on my legs while i'm trying to pedal. I real pain. Its not like it is impeding my riding, just an annoying little something i'd like to fix.
    I don't have a picture now from that side, but for the rear brake line, I used some Jagwire Adjustable Cable Guides running the line on the leftmost stops under the toptube. A couple zip ties on the provided guides on the swingarm, and nothing in between them.

    On my Blade I don't get rear brake line rub, but then, my claves are a thick as a toothpick.

    For the rear mech, I use the same layout (without the cable guides, of course), but I use a zip tie on the union of the rocker and seatstay. Not tight or you'll probebly get ghost shifting, but just loose enough for the cable not to rub.

    I use moto-style braking, so my lines look a bit funky on the front.

    I hope it helps and I'll try to get you a pic.
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